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Small Business Saturday Profile: Fuller Lodge Art Center

on November 20, 2014 - 9:57am

Ready to greet shoppers on Small Business Saturday, from left, Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel, Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke and Art Center volunteer Arlene Mansfield. Courtesy photo


Facilitating and supporting creativity in the visual arts since 1977, the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Affordable Arts Sale is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos.

Year round the Art Center gallery hosts an average of 100 local and regional artisans. Every November the gallery shop expands to add 30 to 40 artists and take over the entire gallery space.

In and Around Town: Nov. 20

on November 20, 2014 - 9:55am

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published in the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.

November Events at Bandelier
December Events at the N.M. Historical Museum
The Bradbury Science Museum will display the Saul Hertz exhibit
Hertz discovered that

Letter to the Editor: The Uglification of Los Alamos

on November 20, 2014 - 9:40am

Breaking News: Brush Fire Underway In White Rock

on November 20, 2014 - 9:22am

Emergecy vehicles line Grand Canyon as Los Alamos Firefighters work to get a brush fire under control that is burning behind a home on Grand Canyon in White Rock. LAFD Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Grand Canyon is closed and asks motorists to avoid the area while firefighters work to put the fire out. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Girls Scout's Annual Holiday Bazaar Saturday

on November 20, 2014 - 9:07am


LANL, Sandia, Other Major Employers Commit To STEM Education In New Mexico

on November 20, 2014 - 9:04am

Placing their signatures on a proclamation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and other major employers commit to STEM education in New Mexico. Courtesy/LANL

Small Business Saturday Profile: Village Arts

on November 20, 2014 - 8:06am

Kathy Nebel with a masked friend inside Village Arts where preparations are underway for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo


Feeding the creative spirit in Los Alamos since 1983, Village Arts has become a staple for most any creative project from the raw materials to getting the finished work presentable and up on the wall.

Village Arts, at 216 DP Road, takes pride in carrying fine arts and crafts supplies as well as school supplies and those hard to find specialty items.

Workers String Holiday Garland On Lights In Downtown Los Alamos

on November 20, 2014 - 7:56am

County crews work their way down Central Avenue Wednesday stringing holiday garland and wreaths on light posts. Photo by Carol A.

Holiday garland and wreaths decorate light posts near Museum Parke on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A.

White lights on the holiday garland and wreaths shine on light posts along Central Avenue Wednesday night. Photo by Carol A.

Central And Oppenheimer Roadwork Completed

on November 20, 2014 - 7:41am

With the street improvements completed, crews were out Tuesday sweeping and cleaning up the sidewalks and street at the intersection of Oppenheimer and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The barricades have been removed and a curvy new street design revealed on Oppenheimer between Central Avenue and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Christmas Tree Permits Go On Sale At Los Alamos Historical Museum 10 a.m. Monday

on November 20, 2014 - 7:23am

LAHM News:

Christmas Tree permits will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. Monday in the Museum Shop at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.


Letter to the Editor: Central Avenue Boring At Best

on November 20, 2014 - 5:48am
Los Alamos

I want to commend the county on a job well done; turning what had been a beautiful Central Avenue into one that is now boring, at best. 

Not to mention the negative impact on what few businesses we have in this town.


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours At Los Alamos Ice Rink

on November 20, 2014 - 5:40am

David Ploeger Returns To Manage Los Alamos Airport

on November 19, 2014 - 7:36pm

David Ploeger


Former Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger has accepted an offer from the County to return as airport manager.

He served as Los Alamos County Airport manager prior to Peter Soderquist, who retired earlier this month. Under Ploeger's leadership, the airport was named New Mexico Airport of the Year in 2005.  He left the County in 2009 after being appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to serve as Aviation Division Director for the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

Before coming to New Mexico, Ploeger served as the manager at the Dinwiddie County


Small Business Saturday Profile: Bennett’s Fine Jewelry

on November 19, 2014 - 7:34pm

Owner Alison Bennett of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry at 107 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo


Bennett’s Fine Jewelry at 107 Central Park Square carries designer jewelry and bridal fashions by Allison-Kaufman company as well as a line of engagement rings by Gabriel & Co. of New York. 

Locked display cases glitter with the reflected brilliance of the thousands of tiny faces of gems and diamonds set in silver, gold and platinum. What sets Bennett’s Fine Jewelry apart from the corporate chain jewelry stores becomes increasingly evident the longer you are inside the store.

Atomic Heritage Foundation Releases Audio Interview With Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin

on November 19, 2014 - 6:47pm
Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin. Courtesy/AHF
AHF News:

Washington, D.C. – The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce the release of a never-before-heard audio interview with Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin taken in 1965 on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website.
Known as the “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos,” McKibbin was the first reassuring face that fatigued Manhattan Project recruits saw upon arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The rare, hour-long interview provides novel insight into the mind of the woman who became one of the most beloved figures on “The Hill.”


John Payne Describes Climbing Mt. Denaili At Mountaineers Meeting Tonight

on November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm
Denali, the highest peak in North America. Courtesy photo
Climbers assend Mt. Denali. Courtesy photo
LA Mountaineers

Denali, aka Mt. McKinley, is the highest peak in North America. More than 20,000 feet tall, with temperatures framed by its proximity to the Arctic Circle, winds that can top 10 miles per hour, and an unforgiving landscape of glaciers and crevasses, Denali, of course, is a siren song to adventurers and mountaineers.

At the November meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, Josh Payne will provide a first-hand account of his 22 days on the mountain as he

High School Students Warm Up The Holidays With Clothing And Food Drive

on November 19, 2014 - 3:31pm
LAHS students Aaron Salaz, LeAnn Quintana, Stephanie Kuzmack, Talor Collins, Mykayla Hanawalt and Paz Mas show off items they have collected for their mitten drive. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


Ashtyn Lopez is one of several Los Alamos High School students hoping to make things a little brighter for the youth of Los Alamos.

Lopez and her Child Development class, under the direction of Louise Majorey, at Los Alamos High School, are hosting a snack and mitten drive throughout the community through Nov.

Santa Fe National Forest Plans Prescribed Pile Burn

on November 19, 2014 - 3:27pm


SANTA FE— Fire managers at Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed pile burn in the Santa Fe Watershed on the Espanola Ranger District. The Santa Fe Watershed pile burn may be conducted from Dec. 1 through the month of February on favorable days as conditions allow. 

Approximately 100 acres of piles may be treated in the Santa Fe Watershed area, which is located approximately two miles east of Santa Fe. Small blocks of piles may be treated each day to decrease the daily smoke volume. 

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available

Keep It Co-op Food Drive Through Dec. 19

on November 19, 2014 - 3:25pm
Courtesy photo

CO+OP News

This week, local cooperative businesses, Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co+op Market, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union and the Los Alamos Beer Co-op started a non-perishable food drive in order to help those in need.

The “Keep It Co-op” food drive runs through Dec.19. Donations are accepted at Little Forest Playschool, the Co+op and Zia Credit Union and will be distributed by Los Alamos food bank L.A. Cares and St. Martin de Porres Food Kitchen in Espanola.

Food Drive Donation Locations:

  • Little Forest

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Intersteller'

on November 19, 2014 - 3:16pm
Los Alamos

“Interstellar” is an all-engrossing and vastly entertaining Science Fiction film, currently playing at the Reel Deal. Absorbed in it, one doesn’t notice that the film runs as long as two hours and 49 minutes. Writer/producer/director Christopher Nolan opts to keep the story in one piece, unlike many over-edited films today.

“Cooper” (whose first name is never given) is a NASA trained pilot who, after a horrific crash, becomes a farmer.

NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Blocked

on November 19, 2014 - 10:14am

HSNW News:

The USA Freedom Act, a bill introduced last year aiming to curtail some of the NSA’s data collection programs, especially those focusing on U.S. phone data, failed last night to reach the 60-vote threshold required to cut off debate and move to a vote.

Nearly a year-and-a-half after the Edward Snowden’s revelations, the act was considered the most politically viable effort in four decades to place curbs on NSA activities.

ACCT Presents Willy Wonka Jr. Nov. 21-22

on November 19, 2014 - 9:47am


ACCT News:

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr. Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!

For now, I do invite you to come to the stage of Smith Auditorium before the show and be my guest for one chocolate bar—you and all others who are lucky enough to find my Golden Tickets. You will be conducted around my chocolate factory, and be shown everything that there is to see.

But this is by no means the most exciting thing that will happen on the day of your visit.

Dec. 5 Council Meeting Changed To Dec. 9

on November 19, 2014 - 9:38am


The Dec. 5 Los Alamos County Council meeting has been changed.

There will now be a regular Council Meeting Tuesday Dec. 9 instead of the previously scheduled of Friday Dec. 5 meeting.


Los Alamos Teachers Earn National Board Certification

on November 19, 2014 - 9:18am

Los Alamos High School teachers, from left, Margo Batha, John Pawlak, Rachel Cowen, Kathleen Boerighter and Louise Foliot-Gentile join the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers this year. Photo by Salvador Zapien/



This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 19, 2014 - 9:09am
Reel Deal Theater   

 Due to Thanksgiving week we will be open for additional showtimes so please check our schedule closely.

 This Friday we are opening Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, but don’t forget our special showing at  8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 20. Tickets are going quickly.

Movie poster for 'Mockingjay Part 1' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, St. Vincent and Interstellar will be leaving to make room for Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2, which both open Wednesday the 26th.  We will hold Big Hero 6 for another week. Laggies will end